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Congratulations Dr. Hayden Stainsby
B.Dig.Sys., M.Eng.(1), M.Eng.(2), Ph.D.

Ten or more years ago Hayden announced he wanted to undertake a PhD. It has been 3 years preparation with two masters achieved, and 4 further years of research and study. Last night he achieved his dream.  The Mathematics Department … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

We cooked our last meal in our little apartment in Badalona. We bought salmon from our favourite local fish shop and tried to say good bye.  We finished the rice, the olive oil from Granada, the vinegar, cracked black pepper … Continue reading

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A Funny Sort Of Day

The first sign that yesterday (14 November) was “funny” was when our neighbours hit the snooze button 4 times on their alarm from 6am. We normally hear them clunking around in the morning. Then the post office was closed. No … Continue reading

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Three Mates

It has been delightful to sit in the background and watch three school friends catch up. Yes, we are a long way from home, but Denis lives in Switzerland and Rob is touring Spain – so for a special few … Continue reading

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September 11

September 11 means a lot in our history, but in Barcelona we were struck with a very different meaning. September 11 is a holiday celebrating Catalunya, the Spanish state which includes Barcelona.  In 2012 a massive march was organised to … Continue reading

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What is it about Barça?

It is 6 months since we hit the road, and I am astounded to see the extent that Barça (Futbol Club Barcelona or FCB) has penetrated the world.  From Dubai, through Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and even Italy … Continue reading

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